Horton Hears a Who! (film)

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There's a tiny person on that speck that needs my help!

Horton Hears a Who! (2008), also known as Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!, is an American computer-generated imagery (CGI) movie, based on the book of the same name by Dr. Seuss. It is the first Dr. Seuss adaptation fully animated using CGI technology.

Horton[edit]

  • A person's a person no matter how small.
  • I meant what I said, and I said what I meant, and an elephant's faithful one hundred percent! ... That's my code — my motto.
  • Come on guys, we're all mammals!

(To the monkeys attacking him with bananas)

  • Hold on, Mr Mayor. I may have to put up a fight! A frightened elephant can be very dangerous! All right, you've called down the thunder, buddy! You hungry for trouble? I'm an all-you-can-eat salad bar, take a bite!
  • All right, I gotta get this speck up to the top of Mount Nool A.S.A.P, whatever that means. Probably act swiftly awesome pachyderm! I mean, how hard can that be?

(He sees a loose rope bridge over a deadly chasm) It's a sheer plummet to certain death.

  • I love the smell of bananas in the morning!
  • Oh, hi Vlad.

(Everyone gasps at this, assuming it to be vicious Vlad Vladikoff the vulture, when it is actually the cute "bunny Vlad" who bakes cookies)

Jane Kangaroo[edit]

  • If you can't see, hear or feel something it doesn't exist. And believing in "tiny imaginary people" is just not something we do-(Takes her son's clover he was examining after hearing horton)-or tolerate here in the Jungle of Nool.
  • (Horton suggested that he'd be able to get someone to believe him) You will do nothing of the sort. You will not breathe a word of this lie to anyone else. Especially the children. I do not want you poisoning their minds with this nonsense. Our community has standards, Horton, If you want to remain a part of it, I recommend you follow them. Oh, and have a nice day.
  • That Horton is a menace. He has those kids using their imagination. It's sick.

Ned McDodd, the Mayor[edit]

  • Horton is a giant elephant in the sky! [Everyone looks up] Don't bother looking. He's invisible.
  • (Speaking to JoJo in the Hall of Mayors) You know what's awesome? This is awesome! Just look at the men and women hanging on these walls. You, my boy, are part of a family legacy that spans centuries. You know what? Your grandfather was Mayor of Whoville, mm-hmm, and your great-grandmother, that's right, all the way down to your... (cut to various paintings of his male ancestors, including one in a ballerina outfit, which he calls "not-so-great," with the last one depicting a cave Who) great-great-great-great-not-so-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather. Someday, I hope to join them, and be one of the greats. (see JoJo's quote)
  • (after being called a "boob" by the Chairman) He has the nerve to call somebody a boob? I would never call somebody a boob. He's a boob. Look at you. Yuck! Look at your face. And I bet you don't look so good with a stapler in your head! (throws a stapler at a painting of the Chairman, which bounces off and hits him in the face, leaving a staple implanted there; causing him to scream in pain)
  • (to JoJo, after Horton says that the animals above can't here them, and therefore they are about to die) No matter what happens, I couldn't ask for a better son! (JoJo shrugs and...)
  • Do you ever get the feeling that someones watching you? And that someone is uhh, a giant elephant?

Others[edit]

We've all got our own clovers with worlds on them!
  • My world is called Jessica-land and everyone worships Queen Jessica because Jessica is so beautiful.
    • Jessica
  • Jessica, that was Awesome!
    • Angela. (see credits)
  • In my world everyone's a pony and they all eat rainbows — and poop butterflies!
    • Katie
  • Nothing ever goes wrong in Whoville. It never has, and never will. You blathering boob!
    • Chairman
  • Girl, I got 15,000 friends already! What?! [in regards to her profile picture] What you mean it don't look like me? That look just like me... 10 years ago!
    • Miss Yelp, surfing around the website "WhoSpace"
  • YOPP!!!
    • JoJo, with the yopp that saved Whoville
  • Dad! You're one of the greats!
    • JoJo, an echo of his Dad's earlier quote "Someday, I hope to join them, and be one of the greats."
  • No, don't worry! The mayor was just being a moron.
    • The councilman, saying that the mayor's crazy.

Dialogue[edit]

Horton: There's a tiny person on that speck that needs my help!
Jane: Absurd! There aren't people that small.
Horton: Well, maybe they aren't small, maybe we're big.
Jane: Horton...
Horton: No, Really. Think about it. What if there were someone way out there, looking down on our world right now, and to them, we're the specks...

Chairman: Who wants the joy and glory and festivity of the Who Cenntenial to proceed as planned? Everyone: YEAH Chairman: And who (like the Mayor) thinks it would be better to spend the Who Cenntenial in an underground storage area? Jarrett Bowman: YEAH Everyone: Boo!

Rudy: (Kangaroo is storming out to confront Horton) M-Mom, please, you're so weird, don't do this to me.
Jane: Honey, go to your room. (pushes Rudy into her pouch)

Mayor: (after Horton asked if there was someone else there) Well, that's my wife, and kids.
Horton: You have a family. (in amazement, and maybe a little envy)
Ned McDodd, the Mayor of Who-ville: I do indeed. (opens his wallet to show all his family) A beautiful wife, 96 daughters (tons of photos unfurl, ending on the ground in JoJo's picture) and 1 son. (he sounds a little down when he says "And one son")
Horton: (laughing) HoHoHoHo! Busy guy.

Morton: (informs Horton about bad news, but is not facing towards him) Horton! D'oh!(turns around) There you are! We got trouble! Wait. (stutters) Do you hear that? No, I'm here. Okay, listen. No! Go! Kangaroo has gone nuts — bananas! She's telling everyone that you should be kicked out of Nool.
Horton: She said that? I thought we were friends...
Morton: Word is, she's gone to Vlad!
Horton: Vlad? Vlad? I know two Vlads. Is it the bad Vlad — or the bunny Vlad that makes the cookies?
Morton: (sarcastic) Yeah, Horton. She's sending you a bunny with cookies. I think we can assume it's the bad Vlad!
Horton: Yeah, that's a good call.

Vlad: (he's chased Horton to the edge of a tree) Chess mate. Time to take clover and crush all the little people on it. (Meanwhile, everything on Whoville is shifting in the direction of Horton)
Horton: (realizes he's a few feet from the ground) Sorry, this is where we get off. (lets go of the tree, sending it smack into Vlad, who is sent flying)
Vlad:(Hits a cliff) Oh! Right in the beak! (falls down the cliff)
Horton: (Recomposed) Cool line. Usually I can't think of that stuff until later.

Jane: (emerges into a clearing where several animals are milling around, including Horton's students) What is happening to the Jungle of Nool?! There once was a time when people were people and specks were specks. (A giraffe-like animal nods agreement) Well, I say if you can't see it, hear it, or feel it, it DOESN'T EXIST!! Our way of life is under attack! And who's leading that attack? Horton! (Everyone gasps)
Morton: (runs into the clearing) Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait a minute. This is Horton we're talking about, you all know him. He wouldn't hurt a fly. Except for that fly city he sat on, but he didn't to that on purpose. (For a moment, it seems the animals have reconsidered)
Jane: (With an angry glare) Shut up, mouse.
Morton: (laughs uneasily) That's weird. My, uh brownies are burning, I gotta go. (Realizes he cannot stand up to Kangaroo, and so rushes off to warn Horton)
Jane: (smirks) Are we going to let troublemakers like Horton poison the minds of our children?! (holds up her son, who is not amused.)
Yummo the wikersham: Not the children! (Then all the wikershams enter the clearing which is now filled with animals)
Jane: When Horton tells the children about worlds beyond the jungle, he makes them question authority, which leads to defiance, which leads to ANARCHY!!
Wikersham: Yeah! Horton must pay!
Deer mother: It's that speck!
Tommy's parent: We have to do something!
Mrs. Quilligan:For the children!
Yummo: For the children!
Jane: (Has everyone on a roll, while one of Horton's students hides from view, not liking what he hears at all, but too scared and powerless to stop it) 'Are we going to let him get away with this?!'
Every animal: 'NOOOO!' (They then rush off in the direction Horton is)

Horton: (right below Mount Nool, with only a wide valley seperating him from it and the end of his journey. Suddenly, he hears rumbling, then sees Morton running towards him, over the lip of the chasm.) Morton, I told you! one hundred percent!
Morton: Horton!
Horton: Morton, pick up your feet! Jeez!
Morton: (running as fast as he can) It's not me!
Horton: (Then Horton sees the citizens of the jungle of Nool come over the lip.) Oh, I see. It's an angry mob. Sorry, Morton. I thought it was you, it's making all the.. but it's... Oh, darn! (realizes what he's saying)
Morton: Run, Horton! (Then is swallowed up by the mob)

Jane:(has Horton surrounded) Sto-o-o-p! (everyone stops)
Horton: (trying to lighten his situation) Hey fellas. Good to see you, all at once. You look really great, as a horde.
Jane: Horton, Horton, Horton, look at the mess you've created for yourself. All this hullabaloo over a silly little flower.
Horton: (defensively) It's a speck.
Jane: (Sarcastic) Right. I mean, it's silly, really... all this talk of roping you and caging you, (in a dark tone) and we won't need to get into the details. The point is this angry mob, all the trouble you're in, it can all go away. (everyone looks confused at this)
Horton: (Surprised) It can?
Jane: Of course! All you have to do is admit, to everyone that THERE ARE NO LITTLE PEOPLE LIVING ON THAT SPECK! (points accusingly) That you were wrong, and I was right. You do that, and things can go right back to the way they were. But, if you don't, (sternly) you're going to have to pay the price. (The Wickershams then bring up a huge cage, which Horton winces at)
Horton: So I just have to say it isn't true. (Kangaroo smiles darkly. Horton pauses am moment, then a look of determination comes over him) Go ahead. Rope me. Cage me. Do whatever you want, but there are people on this speck and they have a mayor, who has 96 daughters and 1 son named JoJo, who all share a bathroom, whatever that is. And even though you can't hear or see them at all, a person's a person, no matter how small. (Raises the clover, while the animals stop their angry bickering, and have looks of happiness, and hope now in their eyes. One Wickersham even stops himself from eating a bug he just picked up)
Jane: (For a moment, she looks touched) That was beautiful, Horton. (The anger springs back to her eyes) Rope him! Cage him! And burn that speck in a pot of boiling beezelnut oil! (The Wickersham then shrugs, and eats the bug)

(while the people of WhoVille make noise to be heard)
Ned McDodd, the Mayor of Who-ville: Can they hear us now?
Horton: (while being roped and put in a cage) Listen, please! It's the most beautiful thing ever!
Yummo Wickersham: I don't hear nothin'!
Horton: I don't think so. but, keep trying! I'll never give in! (begins to strain against the ropes, and it take several seconds for the Wickershams to continue their pulling) Are you sure, that every who down in Whoville is trying?

Mayor: Hey, Joe. Don't work too hard.
Joe the Construction Worker: Ah, these luxury condos, they don't build themselves. (a huge bump flips the town, though the condo is now completed with Joe on a beach bench) Hey, look at that! I guess they do build themselves!

Angela the Deer's Mother: My, that Horton certainly is eccentric.
Mrs. Quilligan: And the children are learning so much from him.
Jane: Learning to be a bunch of harebrained half-wits! And that's why my Rudy is pouch-schooled.

Rudy: Mom, be careful! My best friend Thidwick, lives on that!
Jane: Rudy, no one lives on this. It's not possible.

Mayor: Hey, hon? Did you ever get the feeling that you were being watched?
Sally: Um, yeah. Sure. I suppose.
Mayor: And then you get the feeling that that person watching you is a… a giant elephant!
Sally: Uh—
Mayor: And then…you know how you get the sort of feeling that your world is a speck, that the elephant (that I talked about earlier) is carrying it around on a flower, and you realize that if you told anybody they’d think you were crazy, but you still feel the responsibility to keep everyone safe! You know that feeling?
Sally: Um…(pause) You know, I’m gonna have to say no. Do you know that feeling?
Mayor: Pfft.. Ha-ha-ha! NO.

(that Kangaroo is up to no good)

Rudy: Can I come out now, Mom?
Jane: No, Rudy. Stay in your room. (pushes Rudy into her pouch)
Rudy: But, Mom--
Jane: Stay inside! (pushes Rudy into her pouch again then walks into the cave) Mr. Vladicoff? (Vlad pounces her then stops)
Vlad: Eating, go.
Jane: Yeah, I realize you're busy but I need you're help. (Vlad listens) It's Horton. He's obsessed with a clover and actually thinks there are little people on it. I want that clover destroyed!
Vlad: Sure, what a big deal it is, for you, bro.
Jane: Well, I would do it , but being a lady, I prefer not to get my hands dirty. But I heard you have no problem with that.
Vlad: No. No problem. Easy-peasy. But I will only do this for a price: an exchange for a brand new pair of... No, this little kangaroo.
Rudy: Mom!
Jane: Quiet, Rudy. Mommy's thinking it over. Hmmm. Well thanks, but on second thought, I'd rather have the Wickersham brothers do it.
Vlad: Yeah, well, Wickersham, they're classy operation... Wait! No! You can't go with Wickersham!
Jane: No, no! The Wickershams will be perfect for the job.
Vlad: But they're monkeys! Is not scary!
Jane: Well thanks. Maybe next time.
Vlad: Wait! (picks up a bone) Here's I will do to precious clover. I will take it, crush it, and I will devour it.(swallows the bone then chokes) Bigger than it look. One second. (chokes even more) Holy-Moly. (chokes even more) Wait. (spits the bone out) Then I regurgitate it, then I will devour it second time. Two times devoured.
Jane: Sounds nice, but I think I'll talk to the Wickershams.
Vlad: Here is best part: I do it all gratis, that's free bro. What do you think?
Jane: Deal.
Vlad: Yes! Score! You won't regret! (flies off, cackling)

JoJo: (Climbing out window, hears glasses, turns) Hmmm?
Mayor: (carrying glasses stacked on trays, balencing them)Hey, JoJo, (lotta liquid, lotta liquid) just the person I wanted to see. You know, I realize we have not been seeing eye to eye latley, and most of it is my fault. It's true. You know what I have been trying to do? I have been trying to impose my vision of your future on you. (Sticks his foot right in JoJo's face, JoJo draws back, groaning.) Let me make this perfectly clear. JoJo, you can be WHATEVER kind of mayor you wanna be... hands-on, strong and silent, outspoken, it's up to you. (Camera through water glasses, JoJo appears to be smiling, camera lowers, he's really not, he looks rather mystified actually) Well, good. I feel so much better.
JoJo: Uhhh... (mayor takes no notice)
Mayor: I'm expecting big things from you young man, big things! (gives JoJo a glass of water) All right, good night. Good stuff! Good talk... (leaves the room)
JoJo: (silently) Good stuff.

Voice cast[edit]

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